A SECOND man has appeared in court in connection with a robbery at a Kelso shop during which staff were allegedly assaulted with an electrical implement.

Steven Modeste, 36, faces three charges of assault and robbery as well as possession of a prohibited weapon.

It follows an early morning raid on the Original Factory Shop in Bowmont Street last Monday during which shop workers, including pregnant Jacqui Young, 31,  were assaulted before a sum of money was stolen.

Modeste of Newtown St Boswells, made no plea or declaration during a private hearing at Jedburgh Sheriff Court on Friday and the case was continued for further examination.

He was remanded in custody and is expected to appear at Selkirk Sheriff Court again later this week.

James Irvine, 53, also of Newtown St Boswells, has already appeared in court on similar charges.

Police Scotland are still looking for a third suspect.